Oct 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve the purity of its bloodlines. but the results of inbreeding for henri were uncommonly cruel. his legs were short and weak. he broke each of them in early adolescence and stopped growing when he was 14. he was just under five feet tall. his head, hands and torso continued to develop. but his stunted legs made walking painful for the rest of his life. denied the aristocratic pleasures of riding and hunting, henri turned to sketching and painting rural scenes. he had a flair for it and in 1882, at the age of 18, he moved to paris to study painting. it was a move that would change the direction of his art and his life. paris in the 1880s was becoming the modern city. baron haussmann's legacy, the great boulevards that de
Oct 11, 2012 11:30am PDT
r the indonesian government. woma well, it's s, of course, a country that's in so many thousands of islands over such a large area, it's hard to integte that into one economy. until there was a satellite inrbit over innesia, for example, unall the peop ithe country couldn't hear the presidenofheir count at the same me there's s and communication until then. it's parof why they have preserved their diversity, because there's different kinds on the different islands and the different regionalizations, and while they maintai it was very muchasier practice t unity in diversity that's their national motto, because ey were maintai it was very muchasier practicespatially apartersity antheyere in different territories and they didn't colictith each other in everyday life. naator: but e government hasnsored a lan out of the major population centers to less developed areas. the one thing at has happened with the migraon and the change is that miio opeop out ofava, out omadurae occupy and cnge e inorest ap intoinilalmve landr expo-- and ingricultu-- theyave moved muslims om sulawesinto t
Oct 10, 2012 7:30pm PDT
't just stay in the past. >> these are the future. these are the people who will be governing in another 10, 15 years. >> and they have to have some kind of ideals. and i often think that should have - train millions of religious studies professors so we could always have an underclass. believe it or not, we're down to the last few minutes, and actually down to the last few seconds - and on that note about the vision, and the positive feeling here, is perhaps a good place to end on it. that's what we're saying with civil religion. see how much fun it is to argue about it and discuss it? and that's the way it will always be. but from our perspective, what's in there is the power of symbol, the power of myth, and the power of rituals we move through - you can see those elements working. so in the next class, as we move on - we're going to stay with t- but we're going to move on into doctrine, and see, as jamie brought up, how that works on myth and ritual.